' MTH 142 Spr 99

MTH 142 Calculus II

Text: Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus, (SECOND Edition)
Prerequisites: MTH 141 or equivalent
Calculuators: A graphing calculator is required. (TI-85 recommended but others may be suitable too.)

MTH 142 News
EXAM 3 is on April 28, 6:00 PM, Chafee 271
FINAL EXAM is on Monday, May 10, 8:00-11:00 AM, BISC Aud for ALL SECTIONS

Practice Problems for Exam 3

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This course is a second course in calculus which assumes you know and can use the basic ideas covered in MTH 141, including the use of Maple software . It is a 4 credit course, and a challenging one. You should plan on spending about 7-8 hours per week, outside of class, working problems, reading the text, and working on Maple worksheets. As in MTH 141, we will approach new ideas and problems from algebraic, graphical, and numerical points of view.

At the conclusion of this semester you will be able to:

Calculate integrals using a variety of algebraic and numerical techniques.
Solve problems in geometry, physics and probability using integrals.
Understand how differential equations are used to model phenomena in the sciences, and how to solve simple differential equations by graphical, numerical and algebraic techniques.
Calculate approximations to functions using the concepts of Taylor and Fourier expansions.
Determine properties of convergence of numerical and power series.

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There will be three exams given outside of class, on Wed evenings at 6:00-7:30 PM, on Feb 17, Mar 31 and Apr 28. A comprehensive final exam will be given during the regular final exam period. Locations will be announced in class. The exams will count 100 points each, the final 200 points, and 200 points will be based on work your instructor assigns in class. This will include Maple worksheets and may include collected homework, quizzes, or special projects.

Maple Information

We will continue the use Maple V Release 5 in this course. The Maple software is available in the campus computer labs and can be purchased from the RI Book Company at Kingston Emporium at a special highly discounted price for use on your personal computer.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you did not take MTH 141 at URI last semester you will probably be unfamiliar with Maple. Our work with Maple is organized into Maple Worksheets which you will be able to download from this site and will also be available in the campus computer labs. The introductory worksheet combined with the Getting Started with Maple book that came with your text should be enough to help you begin your work. If you would like to review the first semester worksheets click on the link below.
First semester Maple .
Instructions for using Maple in labs and submitting homework can be found by clicking on the links below.

How to use Maple in URI computer labs

How to submit worksheets as homework

All students should download the following MTH 142 introductory worksheet and work through it. This will be the first Maple assignment.

Download "Introduction to Maple in Calculus II"(intro42.mws)

Download "Integration by Substitution and by Parts"(subst.mws)

Download "Partial Fractions"(parfract.mws)

Download "Numerical Integration"(numint.mws)

Download "Applications of the Definite Integral"(appldef.mws)

Download "Probability Densities and Distribution Functions"(probability.mws)

Download "Taylor Polynomials, Taylor Series"(taylor.mws)

Download "Fourier Polynomials and Series"(fourierp.mws)

Download "Differential Equations"(ode.mws)